PCC Vegan Chocolate Cake | PCC Natural Markets

PCC Vegan Chocolate Cake

Serves: 8+

Yield: One 9-inch double-layer cake or one 9-inch by 13-inch sheet cake

Your rating: None (10 votes)

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One of the favorite cake recipes from the PCC Deli.




  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips Add to list
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons coffee Add to list
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) soy margarine, cut in chunks and at room temperature. Add to list



Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour pans (either two 9-inch pans or one 9-inch by 13-inch rectangle).

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Fold together with a whisk until flour just disappears. Pour batter into pans. Bake 40 minutes for round cakes, or one hour for rectangle, or until cake tests done.


In a double boiler, melt together the chips and coffee. Whisk periodically until smooth with no lumps. Add soy margarine and whisk until smooth. Let frosting set until desired consistency.

Recipe by PCC Deli

Source: Sound Consumer February 2003

PCC Deli recipes were created initially for large-scale, commercial use. We've done our best to scale them down for the home kitchen, converting measurements, etc. but we can't promise they're perfect. If you discover a better method or measurement while making the dish, please feel free to share your feedback in the Comments section below the recipe. Thanks and happy cooking!

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Cake turned out bitter...?!

Are you sure it's 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda? It turned out bitter and I had to toss out the whole thing.


How frustrating! I follow the cake recipe exactly, and have not had it turn out bitter. I know it sounds like a crazy amount of baking soda, but it works. Maybe something was wrong with another one of your ingredients? Or your sifter didn't work well?

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